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Vivian Salama

Vivian Salama is a senior correspondent for the Egyptian Daily Star. She also freelances as a field producer for the Associated Press Television Network (APTN). Until December 2003, Vivian was the producer for NBC News. Before NBC, she worked for WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island as a producer and reporter. She started her career as an assistant producer for CBS News Documentary Unit and as a freelancer for her hometown newspaper. Vivian is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey with a Bachelors degree in Journalism and Theatre.

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